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Review Giveaway : Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Oil Control Water Gel Samples March 26, 2011

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Neogence is a famous medical beauty specialist originated from Taiwan. With a research team consists of professional dermatologists, it offers a series of products in accordance with weaknesses of Asian skin and climate. The brand mission is “sincerity, service and “environmental-friendly”: “sincerity “ represents a complete ingredient list that ensures safe and secured products; “service” means dedicated consultation; “environmental-friendly” stands for simple packing that reduce environmental degradation.




We will be giving away 2 samples of the Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Oil Control Water Gel to each reader! Therefore each reader will have 2 x 10ml = 20ml which will last you for at least a month!




However, this is only for those who have trouble with their oily skin, so if you have dry skin – wait for the next Hope In A Blog’s Review Giveaways. There’s always something for everyone!

What exactly is a Review Giveaway?



Hope In A Blog will be giving out sample( s ) to lucky readers for them to submit a review on the item! Submit your review to

Am I Eligible?




Anyone who has a passion for skincare is eligible to enter the Review Giveaway. Of course, your passion must be translated into reviews to share your thoughts of the products with other users.




If you have previously won a review giveaway and have not submitted your review, you will not be able to enter the review giveaway ( This is to be fair to other readers! ).

Are there any conditions to this?




Before this, all shipping costs were paid by us. However, after much discussion, in order to be able to give out more samples for our readers, and also to multiply our frequency of our review giveaway ( before this, we only gave out one samples per month because shipping cost was too expensive ) , we made a decision that readers who are interested in this , would have to bear the shipping cost.




Please do understand that the blog does not generate any income at all ,  it is pure love for cosmetics and a passion to share information on Asian cosmetics. Therefore this was a painful decision to make.




Shipping costs will differ according to the size/weight of the samples given away. You will never pay more than the actual shipping cost !

How Much Will Shipping Cost?




Shipping for each sample will cost 2.50 Euros if you live in Asia / America ( estimation can be found here ) .




For those of you in Europe, shipping will cost 1.50 Euros.




Payment should be made in EUROS via Paypal.

How do i enter?




If you agree to pay for shipping for the samples, just send us an email at and fill in the blanks below :

Full name ( on address) :

Full Address :

End Date



4th April 2011.



As we mentioned above, we will be multiplying our frequency of review giveaways to at least once in two weeks. Our goal of course is to have a review giveaway every week.




Review Giveaways will be posted every Monday, so make sure to check in every week.




Winners will be notified via email.









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Advertisement Discount Code especially for hope in a blog’s readers December 22, 2010

In conjuction with Hope In A Blog’s First Ever Reader’s Review Giveaway, will be offering a 10% discount code for all Hope In A Blog Readers.

For those of you who do not know, here is a little introduction of is a specialty Korean e-tailer serving customers globally.

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Just enter the code ‘HOPE’ during checkout and a 10% discount will be applied automatically.

Hope In A Blog will provide more special offers to our readers with other sites and brands so keep an eye and keep supporting Hope In A Blog. I know there are many readers who read and do not comment, but beauty is to be shared so don’t hesitate to participate in our comments section!

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Hope In A Blog Gmarket Tutorial 5 : Where To Win Gmarket Discount Coupons ? November 1, 2010





Recap for the pages you can win Coupons this week :



Now that i am familiar with Gmarket, let me share with you guys all the little stuff that one normally wouldn’t find on Gmarket.

There is only one page for us to win coupons for international users , which is here and here.

These two coupons are Super Coupons which means they can be used on top of the normal coupons, therefore you can apply those normal coupons you win from changing your Gstamps etc.


However, go to the Korean page and there are lots of coupons all around waiting to be won!

But how do u win extra coupons from the Korean site of Gmarket without knowing Korean? Click here to find out more….



Sulwhasoo finally releases concentrated ginseng oil and first body care product October 24, 2011





After the famous Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Cream, it took quite some time for them to release the new Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Essential Oil 연섬바디에센스. Even the History Of Whoo released their Wild Ginseng Ampoule Oil.


Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Essential Oil contains authentic ginseng seed oil which delivers nutrient rich extracts from the seeds of ginseng deep into the deepest layers of the skin to revive damaged, depleted skin. Ginseng Seeds can only be collected once a year, and each seeds only contains 0.004ml of Ginseng oil. Will be updated once the official translation comes out.


Whoo Wild Ginseng Ampoule’s packaging is so much more beautiful though!






The next new product from Sulwhasoo is the Sulwhasoo Essentrue Body Serum 자음생 진본유는 . It is also Sulwhasoo’s first product for the body. The body serum contains natural essential oils to give your body moisture and nutrition. It spreads easily on the skin and absorbs easily into the skin. Since it is oil based, it can also be used as a body massage!


TonyMoly pushes out new Floria Nutra Energy line






Tony Moly will be introducing yet another new Floria line. With the huge success of the original Floria line, Tony Moly introduced the Floria Whitening line and the Floria Pore Tightening line and now to carry on with the success – the Tony Moly Floria Nutra Energy line for the upcoming dry and cold winter season.

The line is a nutrition line which effectively moisturizes the aged skin, provides elasticity, and rich nutrients to the skin. It’s main ingredient here is the 100% organic extra virgin cold pressed Argan Tree oil, an active ingredient. Often called “liquid gold,” argan oil is derived from nuts found within the fruit of argan trees, which grow almost exclusively in a certain region of Morocco. Primarily produced on small, female-run cooperatives, argan oil is high in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, and experts believe it can help with many skin conditions, from dry skin and wrinkles to psoriasis, eczema and acne. These purported restorative and anti-aging benefits have led to a high demand for this difficult-to-produce oil.

Argan Oil is a nut oil similar to coconut oil, olive oil or almond oil: incredibly rich in nutrients, and versatile in usage. However, it differs from these other, more common oils, in that it is very high in vitamin E (twice as much as olive oil!) and contains 80% essential fatty acids, as well as a number of free-radical fighting antioxidants. This pale gold to clear oil is has a light texture, is not greasy and smells faintly nutty. Argan oil can protect your skin better than other oils or serums, and is easier for your skin to absorb, making it a far better choice than other oils on the market.

It also contains the patented ‘Phyto-Oligo’ which provides exceptional moisture to the skin – right up till 12 hours! It doesn’t stop there – the line also includes Callus extract – the infamous Apple Stem Cell extract which is featured in UNT Prodigy line and also Lancome Absolue Precious Cells. Also included are Cactus extracts, which are known for it’s super hydration properties and it’s ability to retain moisture.



Prepared for more? Calendula, Rose hip oil, and evening primrose oil strengthens the skin’s natural protective later, while helps in soothing the skin. The line will feature 6 products :



1.  Tony Moly Floria Nutra Energy Toner 플로리아 뉴트라-에너지 스킨

Rich in Vitamin A,C,E & F to provide your skin with nutrients which are encapsulated to enhance it’s efficiency.



2. Tony Moly Floria Nutra Energy Emulsion 플로리아 뉴트라-에너지 로션

Hydrates your skin without any stickiness and provides instant nutrition.



3. Tony Moly Floria Nutra Energy Miracle Serum 플로리아 뉴트라-에너지 미라클세럼

Contains 10% Argan Oil



4. Tony Moly Floria Nutra Energy Essence 플로리아 뉴트라-에너지 에센스



5. Tony Moly Floria Nutra Energy Cream 플로리아 뉴트라-에너지 크림


6. Tony Moly Floria Nutra Energy Eye Cream 플로리아 뉴트라-에너지 아이크림


pacific pharma contains anti acne moisturizer October 22, 2011





Amore Pacific’s cosmoceutical brand, Pacific Pharma, will be introducing another new product called the Pacific Pharma TherACNE Soothing Moisturizer 테라크네 수딩 모이스처라이저 ( we also reported about their other product : here )


Pacific Pharma signed a research collaboration with BioChemis, a company “enhancing drug delivery through biophysical modulation. BioChemics is a pharmaceutical company that has developed a novel, transdermal drug delivery system for the first time that may allow almost any drug to be efficiently delivered through the skin. The transdermal technology, called VALE® (Vaso-active Lipid Encapsulated), may allow a substantial portion of the pharmacopeia to be re-engineered, turning oral drugs into transdermals that are safer (no gastro-intestinal problems), cheaper and potentially faster acting (applied directly to the treated area) than oral equivalents.


The new Pacific Pharma TherACNE Soothing Moisturizer is a moisturizer for oily and trouble skin. It helps balances the skin’s moisture without any stickiness. Contaning more than 70% of beneficial ingredients for acne, the moisturizer includes ingredients such as liquorice, rhubarb, astragalus, etc to soothe the skin effectively while protecting and moisturizing it. It also contains 1000IU of Retinol which is known to fight acne.


Lirikos releases marine wrinkle cure





Amore Pacific’s Lirikos is a french inspired marine-based brand ( Lirikos is Korea’s LA MER? ). Lirikos is a prestigious maritime-themed brand originally from France.Its ingredients and essence are derived from the seas, filling Lirikos products with clean freshness and an alluring mystery. The very essence and value of Lirikos is their accumulated know-how that has combined cosmetics with deep ocean water that is rich with essential minerals as well as marine placenta ingredients that were gained from the ocean, which embodies the mystery of life and birth.



Lirikos will be releasing a new product called the Lirikos Marine Wrinkle Repairing Cure 마린 링클 리페어링 큐어. UV Radiation, aging, stress increases the aging process and slows down the production of collagen, creating less elastic skin, and eventually the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin.



The Lirikos Marine Wrinkle Repairing Cure contains the patented Lirikos Wrinkle Repairing Complex which consists of high concentration of deep sea mineral,seaweed, and microbial fermentation to restores your skin’s elasticity. It also contains the patented Wrinkle Lifting Complex which creates a moisture seal to prevent dry skin – a reason which will make the appearance of wrinkles more obvious. Lirikos is Korea’s LA MER?


holika Holika new line – Praha Blossom line








Holika Holika will be releasing a Prague-based skincare line called the Holika Holika Praha Blossom line 홀리카홀리카 프라하 블라썸 . If you don’t know Praha = Prague, one of my favourite cities in Europe. The line was inspired by the flowers that can be found in the markets of Prague.

The line uses hot spring water, elaeagnus pungens extract ( silverthorn ), jasmine extracts, liquorice extracts, aloe vera juice, and tons of other flower extracts. It also contains sake filtrate. The line is a moisturizing line using the help of plant and flower extracts to provide moisture to your skin.

Head over here to look at the ingredient list for the new products : here

The line features 4 products : an emulsion, toner, serum and cream.


Superb news! The Saem now available at Gmarket! October 20, 2011

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Just found received this fabulous news…. The Saem is now available on Gmarket ! Wooohoo, another fantastic brand available and it’s on sale on, so if you’ve been dying to try the Saem products, click here. Time to try the V10 Gem Essence, the Dr. Beauty ( Snail + Snake Venom ) cream, as well as the new Chaga line!


If you purchase anything, remember to type ‘Recommended by’ in the ‘Comments to Seller’ for samples! Smile


Sum37 releases an essence for anytime,anywhere and always! October 19, 2011

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LG’s Su:m 37 will be releasing a new serum called the Sum 37 A-Time Essence 숨37 A-time 에센스.






The concept of this essence is like a mist. Instead of using mist to freshen up, you can use the Sum 37 A-Time Essence which can be used Anytime, Anywhere and Always ( therefore named the A-Time Essence! ). The essence can be used when your skin is feeling dry and tired. It provides instant hydration and nutrition to the skin.


The video below sums up the use of this essence. Enjoy!



IOPE releases Plant stem cell perfectopm 100 oil October 18, 2011




Amore Pacific’s Award winning brand, IOPE, will be releasing a new product called the IOPE Plant Stem Cell Perfection 100 Oil 플랜트 스템셀 퍼펙션 100 오일.


It contains the 2nd generation of IOPE’s patented ‘Plant Stem Cell Innovator™’. The ‘Plant Stem Cell Innovator™‘ is rich in polyphenols, polysaccharides, and has a high content of active ingredients. It helps the skin under stressful environments too! The IOPE Plant Stem Cell Perfection 100 Oil contains jojoba oil and substances similar to the skin’s lipid structure to prevent moisture loss from the skin. It also keeps skin smooth and moist. In addition, it also contains DPHP (Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline) which is derived from natural ingredients to help improve fine lines and wrinkles. Perfect for the upcoming winter season and those with dry skin!


Holika Holika releases water march moisture cream





Holika Holika will be releasing two new creams called the Holika Holika Water March Moisture Full Cream 워터 마치 모이스처 풀 크림 which features Himalayan berries.



Himalayan Raspberry Extract revitalizes aging skin by regulating cellular turnover and is anti-inflammatory. It also provides intensive hydration to the skin.



The creams comes in a nice jumbo-sized jar which contains 120ml of cream, which will last you for a very long time!



The two versions are :


1/ Holika Holika Water March Moisture Full Cream Pink



Uses cloudberries found in Finland. Cloud berries are a rich source of vitamin C, with 75 grams of the golden-yellow berries covering one’s daily requirement. Cloudberries also contain vitamin E in larger quantities than many fruits and grains. Cloudberry seed oil is particularly rich in vitamin E. It also contains Sandalwood Oil to leave skin radiant. In addition, pomegranate and broccoli extracts are potent antioxidants to help maintain moisture, fights skin aging, and keeps skin smooth. Suitable for dry skin.



2/ Holika Holika Water March Moisture Full Cream Blue/Green



Uses the Himalayan Raspberries extract which provides intensive moisture to the skin, and is also designed to eliminate skin shininess. It also contains extracts that helps control secretion of the sebum and controls pore size. Allantoin and aloe vera sooths skin while providing hydration. This cream is suitable for those with troubled, acne, oily skin to help keep your skin hydrated, non irritated and transparent.


IPKN releases Hyaluronic acid wonder primer





IPKN has just launched a new product called the IPKN New York Wonder Primer 히알루론산 원더 프라이머.



The hyaluronic acid primer uses a hyaluronic acid polymer which has a flexible 3D network structure which keeps your skin smooth. The primer keeps your skin matt, helps shrink pores, and control sebum excretion with the help of plant extracts. Hyaluronic acid also deeply hydrates your skin and prepares it for make-up.



This product is suitable for those with sensitive skin as it is free from mineral oil, artificial colours, benzophenone, animal ingredients, alcohol, and parabens.